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Richard Wright

Author (4-Sep-1908 — 28-Nov-1960)


Timothy Dow Adams. Telling Lies in Modern Autobiography. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 1991. 222pp. Illuminating Lillian Hellman, Gertrude Stein, Sherwood Anderson, Mary Mc Carthy and Richard Wright.

Ann M. Algeo. The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Peter Lang. 1996. 164pp.

Evelyn Gross Avery. Rebels and Victims: The Fiction of Richard Wright and Bernard Malamud. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press. 1979. 116pp.

Russell Carl Brignano. Richard Wright: An Introduction to the Man and His Works. Chicago, IL: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1970.

Robert J. Butler (editor). The Critical Response to Richard Wright. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1995.

James Campbell. Exiled in Paris: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett and Others on the Left Bank. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1995. 271pp.

Timothy P. Caron. Struggles over the Word: Race and Religion in O'Connor, Faulkner, Hurston and Wright. Mercer University Press. 2000. 162pp.

Charles T. Davis; Michel Fabre. Richard Wright: A Primary Bibliography. G. K. Hall. 1982.

Michel J. Fabre. The World of Richard Wright. University Press of Mississippi. 1994. 268pp.

Robert Felgar. Richard Wright. Twayne Publishers. 1981.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Kwame Anthony Appiah (editors). Richard Wright: Critical Prespectives Past And Present. Amistad. 1993. 496pp.

Addison Gayle. Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday. 1980. 342pp.

Yoshinobu Hakutani. Richard Wright and Racial Discourse. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press. 1996. 312pp.

Yoshinobu Hakutani (editor). Critical Essays on Richard Wright. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1982. 305pp.

Abdul R. JanMohamed. The Death-Bound-Subject: Richard Wright's Archaeology of Death. Duke University Press. 2005. 352pp.

Joyce Ann Joyce. Richard Wright's Art of Tragedy. University of Iowa Press. 1991. 129pp.

Keneth Kinnamon (editor). Critical Essays on Richard Wright's Native Son. Twayne Publishers. 1997. 258pp.

Keneth Kinnamon. The Emergence of Richard Wright: A Study in Literature and Society. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1972. 200pp.

Keneth Kinnamon (editor). A Richard Wright Bibliography: Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1988. 992pp.

Keneth Kinnamon; Michel Fabre (editors). Conversations with Richard Wright. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1993. 253pp.

Keneth Kinnamon. Richard Wright: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism and Commentary, 1983-2003. McFarland & Company. 2006. 560pp.

Richard Kostelanetz. Politics in the African-American Novel: James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1991. 200pp.

Richard Macksey; Frank E. Moorer (editors). Richard Wright: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1984. 240pp.

Eugene E. Miller. Voice of a Native Son: The Poetics of Richard Wright. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1990. 264pp.

Arnold Rampersad (editor). Richard Wright: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1994. 211pp.

John M. Reilly (editor). Richard Wright: The Critical Reception. Burt Franklin & Company. 1978. 400pp.

Hazel Rowley. Richard Wright: The Life and Times. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 2001. 626pp.

Virginia Whatley Smith (editor). Richard Wright's Travel Writings: New Reflections. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 2001. 237pp.

C. James Trotman (editor). Richard Wright: Myths and Realities. Garland Publishing. 1988. 163pp.

Margaret Walker. Richard Wright: Daemonic Genius: A Portrait of the Man. Amistad. 1988. 428pp.

Constance Webb. Richard Wright: A Biography. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1968. 443pp.

M. Lynn Weiss. Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism. University Press of Mississippi. 1998. 150pp.

John A. Williams. The Most Native of Sons: A Biography of Richard Wright. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company. 1970. 141pp.

Richard Wright. Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945. 228pp.

Richard Wright. American Hunger. New York: Harper & Row. 1977. 146pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1255)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.766)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1585)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.1164)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.260)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1553)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.850)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1130)

  15. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.767-68)

  16. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.330-32)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.815)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.522)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.196)

  20. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, pp.643-45)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.17)

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